Why to Watch - The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) Crime, Drama | 124min | April 6, 1990 (United States) 7.6
Director: Peter GreenawayWriter: Peter GreenawayStars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen MirrenSummary: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture, and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed, but brutally uncompromising modern fable. —Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>


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